If you had more pressing issues to deal with on a Saturday morning than whether or not a sleep-deprived rodent with depth perception difficulties detected an upcoming pressure system change, here's what happened.

The usual assortment of top-hatted elected officials (and other hangers-on) dragged Punxsutawney Phil out of a sound sleep, held him up in the air to thoroughly disorient him, then pronounced "He saw noooooooooothing. Nooooooothing."

According to lore, if the groundhog sees his shadow, we get six more weeks of winter. If not, Spring is well and truly on the way.

Well, Phil apparently saw zip as far as shadows go:

According to some research, groundhogs are not the only weather prognosticators in the animal kingdom. Other animals who reportedly possess this skill set include:

  • Frogs
  • Birds
  • Cows
  • Bees and Butterflies
  • Sheep
  • Ants
  • Elephants